Justice M.N Yinusa of the Federal High court, Enugu on Thursday, 16th June 2016 sentenced one Frank Joseph and his accomplice, Muonwuba Valentine, a final year student of Institute of Management and Technology (I.M.T) Enugu to two (2) years imprisonment each for conspiracy, uttering, impersonation and attempting to steal brought against them by the EFCC. .
The duo were arrested in March 2016, on an allegation that they visited an Access Bank Branch in Kenyatta Enugu State, presented themselves as customers of the bank and requested for an ATM card on a particular account claiming that the said account belonged to their grandfather who is bedridden.
The bank on suspecting foul play, alerted the Commission and the matter was investigated leading to their subsequent arraignment on 19th April 2016 on a five -count charge.
They initially pleaded “not guilty” to charges preferred against them, but suddenly recanted when the case came up June 16, 2016 as they changed their plea from “not guilty” to “guilty”.
The court consequently convicted and sentenced the duo to two years each on the five counts preferred against them. The sentences are however to run concurrently.
One of the counts reads: